Saturday, November 15, 2008
FORMAL APPLICATION--- DONE!!!!
Hi everyone. Even though we have already been talking back and forth with our social worker at AAI and making plans, we still needed to send in a formal application. So, we mailed it off this week (that's us holding the envelope- we've decided to take a picture of each step, no matter how dorky that might seem now, maybe someday our baby will be proud to know how excited we were to prepare for him/her!!!). We had to send proof of insurance, our marriage certificate, tax returns from the past three years and a picture of ourselves (and no this was not the picture we sent!) We've already been warned that paperwork will be the theme for us over the next year. Our social worker from Lutheran gave us a list of all the documents we should start collecting since we'll need them to include in our dossier that goes to Thailand.
We're taking a break from all the paperwork for a while though and going on a much anticipated trip! At the end of the week we'll be leaving for Ohio to help our best friends move :( then its off to Tennessee for Thanksgiving with Stephen's side of the family. We're really looking forward to seeing Stephen's parents and getting to talk in person about all of this exciting stuff!! We pray you all have a wonderful holiday and please know we are soooo thankful for each one of you!!!!